i work through a lot of "i might mess this up" issues, buuuut...sometimes the ones i "mess up" turn out the best! also, the great part of the wax is that you can scrape off anything you don't like from the…"
"Thanks so much, Mo!
I'm considering submitting this for a show. Believe it or not, the framing is actually the inset back of a flat wooden panel. I have to figure out a way to attach the pieces and put a hanging thing-y on the flat panel in the…"
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Thanks so much for your feedback--much appreciated!"
Just a little welcome to all our new members of Encaustic art group and a re-hello to old members.
How are you all going with your encaustic journey.Let em know what is going on with your work. I am happy to answer any questions on waxing or to debate anything with you.
If you have found any encaustic artists that you would like to share with us all that would also be fab.
I am really keen to see members work and really get this group going a bit more. Tell me what you want to see in here. Or any new ideas that would be good for our group, which is now topping 127 members.
Hoo Roo(aussie goodbye)
Hey Firehead4, checked out your blogspot and you have some really cool things happening in your mixed media artworks ;) Welcome to my ning site, this is definitely the right place if your a mixed media artist wanting to share and learn from others. Looking forward to getting to know you.
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).